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Towering Musical Theater Master Stephen Sondheim Dies at 91

Towering Musical Theater Master Stephen Sondheim Dies at 91

NEWS | By Mark Kennedy | Nov 26
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century with his intelligent, intricately rhymed lyrics, his use of evocative melodies and his willingness to tackle unusual subjects, has died. He w

New Omicron Variant Stokes World Fears, Triggers Travel Bans

New Omicron Variant Stokes World Fears, Triggers Travel Bans

NEWS | By Raf Casert | Nov 26
The discovery of a new coronavirus variant sent a chill through much of the world Friday as nations raced to halt air travel, markets fell sharply and scientists held emergency meetings to weigh the exact risks, which were largely unknown.

Egypt Unveils Renovated 'Avenue of the Sphinxes' in Luxor

Egypt Unveils Renovated 'Avenue of the Sphinxes' in Luxor

NEWS | By Haggag Salama | Nov 26
Egyptian authorities were unveiling Thursday a renovated ancient promenade in the city of Luxor dating back 3,000 years, the latest government project undertaken to highlight the country's archaeological treasures.

Chris Diamantopoulos Builds A Hot Career, On Screen and Off

Chris Diamantopoulos Builds A Hot Career, On Screen and Off

ENTERTAINMENT | By Alicia Rancilio | Nov 26
When you see Chris Diamantopoulos on screen, you may get a sense of déjà vu. The actor regularly pops up in movies and TV shows as a variety of characters, and he's fine if you find yourself trying to place where you've seen him before.

Explainer: What is this New COVID Variant in South Africa?

Explainer: What is this New COVID Variant in South Africa?

NEWS | By Maria Cheng | Nov 26
South African scientists have identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country's most populous province.

Stores Kick Off Black Friday but Pandemic Woes Linger

Stores Kick Off Black Friday but Pandemic Woes Linger

NEWS | By Anne d'Innocenzio | Nov 26
Retailers are expected to usher in the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season Friday with bigger crowds than last year in a closer step toward normalcy

World Takes Action as New Variant Emerges in Southern Africa

World Takes Action as New Variant Emerges in Southern Africa

NEWS | By Raf Casert | Nov 26
A slew of nations moved to stop air travel from southern Africa on Friday, and stocks plunged in Asia and Europe in reaction to news of a new, potentially more transmissible COVID-19 variant.

Afghan Girl From Famous Cover Portrait Is Evacuated To Italy

Afghan Girl From Famous Cover Portrait Is Evacuated To Italy

NEWS | Nov 26
National Geographic magazine's famed green-eyed "Afghan Girl" has arrived in Italy as part of the West's evacuation of Afghans following the Taliban takeover of the country, the Italian government said Thursday.

South African Scientists Detect New Virus Variant Amid Spike

South African Scientists Detect New Virus Variant Amid Spike

NEWS | By Andrew Meldrum and Mogomotsi Magom | Nov 26
A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province,

Biden Wishes Americans Happy, Closer-To-Normal Thanksgiving

Biden Wishes Americans Happy, Closer-To-Normal Thanksgiving

NEWS | By Darlene Superville | Nov 26
President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in remarks welcoming the resumption of holiday traditions by millions of U.S. families.


News

Their Own Words May Have Doomed Men Who Killed Ahmaud Arbery

Their Own Words May Have Doomed Men Who Killed Ahmaud Arbery

NATIONAL | By Russ Bynum and Kate Brumbac | Nov 25
The video of Ahmaud Arbery's shotgun death was a shocking piece of evidence that suddenly brought the Black man's killing into the national consciousness.


Cars

Congress Mandates New Car Technology to Stop Drunken Driving

Congress Mandates New Car Technology to Stop Drunken Driving

AUTO NEWS | By Hope Yen and Tom Krisher | Nov 9
Congress has created a new requirement for automakers: Find a high-tech way to keep drunken people from driving cars.


Travel

On the Road Again: Travelers Emerge in Time for Thanksgiving

On the Road Again: Travelers Emerge in Time for Thanksgiving

By David Koenig | Nov 24
Millions of Americans will be loading up their cars or piling onto planes to gather again with friends and family this Thanksgiving.